You could drink the magic Kool Aid and spring for an OF 1400 Festool. It should last a lifetime for a hobbyist. It also has a myriad of special function accessories available and featuresc compatibility with Festool and several other brands of track-saw tracks. The biggest benefit is the awesome dust collection from one of the most dust producing tools in the shop or that matter living room or kitchen. I own Porter Cable, Dewalt, Hitachi, Bosch, Elu, and Festool routers. My Festool OF1400 is my go-to router for many reasons. If not buying Festool, I’d go with the Dewalt with fixed and plunge bases. Five years ago I would have said Bosch but in most locations it’s easier to get service and parts for Dewalt and Dewalt seems to be delivering superior quality these days. The 3 year warranty is a good feature too. Keep your body part ps away from the sharp spinning gadgets!Good evening!
Due to a misfortune drop to the concrete, my trusty 30 year old Craftsman fixed based router needs to be replaced. I have narrowed it down to the Dewalt and the Bosch routers. Additionally, I will be purchasing a PORTER-CABLE Dovetail Jig with Mini Template Kit (4216). I want to make some memory boxes and a rifle display case to hang on my wall. Dovetails will meet the needs for both of these projects.
I am hoping someone will be willing to give me their opinions on my two router choices. The Dewalt comes with a 3 year warranty, while the Bosch has a 1 year. I have a coupon for 10% off at the big orange box store. Both router kits come with fixed and plunge and are priced within $20.00 of each other.
Any words of wisdom would be much appreciated!